Should I take molybdenum if I have a copper deficiency?

Molybdenum, in large enough amounts, can cause your body to lose copper. Therefore, if you have a copper deficiency, molybdenum supplements could make this condition worse. Tell your doctor if you are copper deficient before taking molybdenum, because he or she may want to recommend that you also take copper supplements for balance.

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